Saturday, August 9, 2008


Here a great video and song from one of my favorite artists right now!

José González - 'Teardrop'

Friday, August 1, 2008

where have I been?

Tonight I decided to check my long lost blog and see if anyone has wondered where I've been. Needless to say I felt a bit obligated to write this post.

I sort of got a little tired of the blog scene, and not thinking too much about my measly little blog I decided to just let it die out.

Im not sure what im trying to say... if I will continue to blog or not im just not sure...but I suppose for now I'll give an update on my summer during July.

Ever since my large vintage haul I've been scouring my lands for hidden vintage antique stores in forgotten towns, and mostly at auctions full of people who only want to collect decorative glass.

I don't have any personal photos as of right now but I can show you some of the ebay finds I've been snatching up.

Here is the wedding dress of my dreams!!!
I actually bought it too!!!
Understand I actually have no plans on getting married anytime soon. I am not one of those pycho marriage girls who dreams of their wedding day her whole life. Sometimes when I am looking at vintage clothes on eBay I look in the Edwardian section for the most perfect lacy wedding gown....and when I happened upon this one I knew I must buy it and save it for that blessed day when I unite with my one true love..blah. Anyway, It hasn't arrived yet, but oh man...I can't wait...and wait and wait....

This pretty little 40's number cost a pretty penny. Im not really sure what I was thinking when I place my "high bid". This is one of those perfect eBay dresses that I always love but know I will never own, but alas I was feeling extra daring...err foolish during the last few seconds of the auction. It hasn't arrived yet either, but It should be glorious....I hope.The back is nearly the best part with the little buttons. oohh darling.
I plan on wearing it to a wedding im photographing on the 15th.

Tomarrow I have another auction to attend and I have to finish mending the most beautiful 20's Pouff sleeved, circus inspired crepe dress. I'll have to photograph it to show everyone. I won it at my last auction for $5. I spent all this evening in surgery, replacing the color blockes of fabric on the sleeves...they were in bad shape.

I have still been selling on ebay, and have quite the perfect lot of 40's and 50's teen dresses.
Let me know if theres anyone out there reading this mess.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Salt and Pepper Fish

Without putting too much thought into it I bought these salt and pepper shakers.
They really are too cute.

I also listed two lots on eBay. Check it out if you please.

Lot of 4 Vintage 40's 50's Dresses

Lots of two 40's wool suit and coat

Thursday, June 26, 2008

3 A Day

I've decided to list three things a day on eBay. We shall see how this all works out. So I listed three yesterday and three today. 3 listings are lots so even better deals.

Minnetonka Moccasins size 8.5

Lot of Vintage Swimsuits

Chanel Number Five Scarf

Lot of two vintage 40's silk and wool dressing robes

50's Pretty Pretty Pretty Day dress
Lot of three 30's Teen dresses

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Here are some photos I took last summer that I really like.

So apparently I broke the rules on flickr so they terminated me. I suppose I had coming considering I can read. Anyways I made a new Virginia Blue account. It has two spaces instead of one. Im re-uploading all my WR shots. So please find me and be friends with me again. Sorry about all of this. I went to an auction last night and accidently took home the motherload of 40's Dresses. I feel overwhelmed and selfish, so you'll be seeing a lot of these clothes up on my next auction...which is at an unknown time and date. But I did begin to photograph them and halfway through I passed out on my bed. At the auction I also won three boxes of junk for $2 because one box I wanted had a pretty dress in it. Auctions are strange. Pictures to come, I just wanted to let everyone known what was going on with my flickr.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


My entire Flickr account has disappeared. Has this ever happened to anyone else? Im so confused!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

5 THINGS!!!!

I was tagged by All this Happiness to show you 5 things in my purse! Since I change my bag quite often I never have anything too interesting....but here goes nothing.

1. 40's Sunglasses, or maybe 50's
2. Metal bobbin from Teddy for my broken machine
3. Sharpie, always for doodling, eye liner for when Im feeling daring
4. Thrift store/post office receipts....old candy wrappers
5. A little booklet about how missionaries live on the islands, and a banana bread recipe I have yet to use

5 things im "into"

1. Old kitchenware, wall art and linens for my apartment come fall

2. Ravi Zacharias, an extremely wise apologetic speaker

3. White Teeth
4. Antique Malls that secretly hold vintage clothes


I'll post about my room when it isn't such a disaster.
Im sure there are many more things im far more into but this is what came to mind first.
now im tagging Clever Nettle, and The Snail and the Cyclops because I think everyone else I know and love has already been tagged....yes?

Friday, June 20, 2008


Not mine, though I do have some up right now. But real auctions! Has anyone ever been to any? Im going to attempt this Tuesday in hopes of scoring some shady looking vintage clothing that probably won't be worth the drive. But none the less I will attempt because I need an adventure, last week I died of boredom. No joke. My last trip to the auction house left my with one paper dress and newly gained friendships with two men named Bob. Auctions can be so intimidating and scary. They also can be quite long and drawn out. You can go there for one item and wait several hours before they even bring it up to bid on. Im no expert, I just want to get a few cheap vintage dresses for my growing "classic" wardrobe.

In other news my hunt for the perfect swim suit on ebay got a little hectic last week when I bid and won two way above my prize range swim suits. The first one on im returning it....and the second one hopefully will be perfect. It may be a bit big but im an O-K seamstress.New with tags 1942, black halter? PLEASE FIT ME!!!!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

All In The Family

It's really special being able to own and wear something that once belonged to someone in your family. After my grandma passed away in February little vintage treasures have been trickling down to me. Yesterday my mom and I were going through her broaches and I found this cute rose one. I love everything about it, mostly that at one time I know my Grandma loved it too. It's a little bizarre how glamorous my grandmother was. Soon I'll do a post about the other things she left my mother and I.

Here are some photos I took of my mother and Grandmother for my Photography class. I was documenting our lives and my Grandmothers life after her stroke.

I hope in the future to show more of my art and talk about things that are more important to me than clothing...take care everyone.

Friday, June 13, 2008


It's been a whole week since my last post. The wedding went extremely well, photographing it was pretty enjoyable. I ended up wearing a simple Vintage navy A-line dress I bought at a little antique store. I needed something that wouldn't draw too much attention. I've been working like crazy but yesterday I had a day off. Teddy and I went to a vintage bike shop that we love to get new spokes put on my bike. Last summer after finding an old bike on the side of the road we became a little obsessed and ended up fixing 4 vintage bikes by the end of summer. Since then we've mellowed out a bit and have been working really hard to get mine in tip top shape. Every bike at this shop is phenomenal. Hopefully when Teddy gets everything together I'll show you photographs of my RIDE!The little village the shop is located in is so darling. We stopped at a bunch of antique stores. I didn't have much luck till the end when we found ourselves in a Wal-Mart sized building stocked to the brim with antiques. It was really overwhelming. After looking through stacks of 70's formal gowns I came upon 3 perfect dresses.

I'm only going to give you a little peak at the other two.Hopefully I'll actually photograph myself in them soon enough for you to actually remember this post.

The first one is a 50's Abercrombie & Fitch of New York day dress and the second is a 30's oh so perfect depression era dress. Why are most all 30's dresses sheer?
If anyone is confused about the A & F thing click here to read about the company's history! I'm trying to get things ready to put up Sunday night for auction. Stay with me.
p.s. why is it so hard to show loveliness of clothes through photography?

Friday, June 6, 2008


I tried some of the suggested curling methods you guys mentioned. Im not sure which works the best yet and im still not very good at any of them. I tried a hot roller and I added curling gel so it will stay.

In more succesful news my brown sunglasses came today from eBay. I wish I knew if they were from the 40's or 50's. Any guesses? They came with their original Emilie Roberts case. I love them, and they fit my head great!

Im excited about the wedding im photographing tomarrow. With the forecast of 90 some degrees Im not sure what I'll end up wearing. Im still thinking about the pretty lace number I wrote about earlier. And if anyone is interested Teddy and I bought the newly weds this amazing whale kite!!!!

Only ours is blue, and from China! See you guys soon.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Historic Clothing

Here are some of my latest vintage clothing finds. This 1930's dress I scored at a flea market for $5!
It's simple and elegent, the lace detailing around the sleeves really gets me.
This dress is a little harder to appreciate from these photographs. I'd say it's about 100 years old. There is hardly anything wrong with it besides a few missing hooks. I purchased it at a second hand shop I actually use to work at. The owner is a bit crazy but upstairs is entirely filled with wonderful real vintage from 20's flapper, art deco, 40's and victorian. Some pieces are truly breath taking...and so are their price tags. Im not sure why but this piece was only $18 so I snatched It up right away. The owner randomly prices things so sometimes you can get a good deal. Im going to wear this to a wedding im photographing this weekend. Hopefully I'll get some pictures with me wearing it and the dress will come to life!

I also went to my favorite thrift store and found a pretty 50's swim suit. I've been hoping for so long to find an old swim suit in a thrift store.

I think im going to hold on to this one for now. See how it acts in water.

EDIT: I just listed two pairs of sunglasses, 1 purse and two dresses
I decided to list the bargans first, these things are on sale.

You can catch a sneak peak at what will be up on my flickr for Sunday.
Sit tight till then, I'll be posting more WR this week than last!